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Project by Grant Davis posted 1069 days ago 876 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know, it’s very little woodworking but from time to time, I like to combine welding (my career) with my woodworking hobby.

This flower are made of schedule 10 stainless steel pipe, cut, hammered flat, sanded to shape and rough sanded to give it some shine. The alternate petals are copper plate done the same way. The stem leaves and base are also stainless. The wood base is curly maple.

It’s not much but I am going to give this to my mom for her birthday.

Excuse the bad pics, it’s hard to get good lighting in our weld shop.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"





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Bernie

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#1 posted 1069 days ago

Trust me… you’re Mom will love it. It’s a pleasure to see a combination piece like these flowers. We LJ love to work the wood, but combining with other materials is exciting. And don’t underestimate your work, one of my 1st projects ever was a crude toy box my 4 sons still like. One of them owns it as an entryway bench.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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storm50

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#2 posted 1069 days ago

Cool, I just gave my mom a flower like that with rebar stem that you place in the yard.

-- Clay

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 1069 days ago

This is lovely and very well made, your welds are nice and clean and I can see no weld splatter and as a retired welder I can honestly say you did a super job and your mom will love it! Don’t parents usually love what their children make regardless of what it is?

I am including a photo of the last thing I made before I retired and it is in a pass-thru between our foyer and formal dining room. If we ever move, this is coming with us although the new buyer would probably insist it stays!
This will (I think) show you that I am qualified to judge your work!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 1069 days ago

Erwin,
I would say you are qualified to make comments. I love your ornamental iron work. For years, I have wanted to make a head board with something like what you have between the upright posts. I can honestly see why you would like to take that with you when and if you ever move.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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josh

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#5 posted 1067 days ago

It’s not much?? I think it’s beautiful! Keep up the awesomeness.

We Are….Penn State!

Josh

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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